Rise of 'private ownership on steroids' fuelling crisis in Ontario long-term care

When it became clear last fall that Ontario's long-term care (LTC) homes were about to be engulfed by the second wave of the pandemic, the Ford government swung into action.

Wasting no time, it promptly introduced legislation -- legislation that gave the corporate owners of long-term care homes extra protection from lawsuits that were accumulating against them.

Tragically, the province has shown no such speed or dedication to the task of providing extra protection -- or much protection at all -- to the elderly people who live in these homes and who, unlike the corporate owners, really are helpless to defend themselves.


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